Penelope’s Floral Letterpress Baby Announcements

Aaaah! How cute are these red, white, and kraft paper floral birth announcements for a sweet baby girl?!? Created by designer Lauren Chism for her new niece Penelope, the beautiful announcements feature simple letterpress printed text paired with a matte black and white photograph and floral envelope liners. So pretty!

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From Lauren: My sister, Carley, and her husband John welcomed their adorable daughter, Penelope, at the end of April and we all couldn’t be more in love with her. As Carley’s ‘personal stationer’ I was dreaming up ideas for the announcements the moment we found out they were having a girl. They are my favorite gift to give friends and family – quite a bit more fun to give than diapers and wipes!

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When it came to the design, Carley was drawn to the clean look and simplicity of letterpress, which is my personal favorite form of printing. Penelope’s nursery incorporated brighter colors of red, blue and yellow with floral details, and I wanted to incorporate those things without being too literal. We ended up going with red letterpress text with a black and white photo, paired with kraft envelopes. The announcements were printed on 118# cotton Savoy and the gorgeous matte photos were attached to each card.

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To balance the minimalist design of the announcement, I created a floral pattern for the envelope liners to add a little playful, feminine element to the suite. When doing custom announcements, I love trying something new, so I decided to have the liners letterpress printed as well. I was so torn about which color way to print: the red and white backgrounds both offered a unique look. With the red background, I love the salty texture and mottled look that resulted from flooding the press with so much ink, but also loved the contrast of white against the kraft envelopes. Indecision won out and I ended up using a mix of both – I still can’t decide which one I like best!

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For the envelopes, instead of my usual go-to washi tape, I closed each with little heart stickers from Thatch and Thistle. They were so cute and tiny – the perfect final touch to the announcements.

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Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism

Baby Photography: Photography by Brea

Letterpress Printing: Elefant Press

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Rachel + Jason’s Modern Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Sarah at Studio SloMo offer a more modern approach to a nature-inspired design. Created for a wedding at the Wildflower Center in Texas, the bride and groom wanted to bring in a nature-inspired feel without any floral motifs. Sarah included simple leaf designs letterpress printed in shades of green. So pretty!

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From Sarah: Rachel and Jason were married at the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas: they wanted something natural and modern, but not floral. They planned to use lots of bright florals at the wedding and chose to complement that with more subtle neutrals and greens for the invitations.

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The letterpress wedding invitation suite includes a square invitation, RSVP, double belly band, envelope liners and thank you notes. The envelope liners were printed on a shimmer paper, which added a nice touch of elegance. Since they wanted to include their wedding website in the suite, but not on the invitation or RSVP, we thought it would be a nice idea to add a belly band directing guest where to find more detailed information. The result helped to literally tie the suite together!

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Lastly, we chose to give a nod to the Wildflower Center with the blind embossed flowers lining the side of their thank you cards.

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Thanks Sarah!

Studio SloMo is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Sarah’s work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Studio SloMo

Haley + Miller’s Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

A calligraphy-based wedding invitation doesn’t have to feel formal – just look at these invitations from Alex of Goodheart Design! With a delicate calligraphy script and simple gray and white color palette, these beautiful wedding invitations are decidedly simple and low key. So beautiful!

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From Alex: Hayley wanted an all hand-lettered invitation suite that was simple with a touch of rustic flair. Nothing flashy or detailed: just simple and neutral. The inspiration started from unique one-by-one hand lettered invitations, leading us to this delicate calligraphy based design.

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Each invitation suite was letterpress printed by Czar Press on white cotton Lettra paper with gray ink. Each invitation was delivered with a calligraphy addressed kraft paper envelope.

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Thanks Alex!

Design: Goodheart Design

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

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Photos Credits: Goodheart Design

Susan + Beth’s Laser Cut Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

I’m a big fan of laser cut details in a wedding invitation suite – and these modern invitations from Emily and Dianna of Fourth Year Studio are no exception. Emily and Dianna paired paper and laser cut text with thin walnut wood veneer, which in turn could be rolled into a scroll! Such a cool idea!

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From Emily and Dianna: Beth and Susan came to us in search of a modern wedding invitation set to compliment their unique relationship. They have been together for many years and are now able to get married. It was a true celebration of their love and we were thrilled for the opportunity to help spread the word with their friends and family.

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A laser cut scroll style invitation was backed with a walnut veneer. Along the top we stitched a line with green thread to provide a spot for a dowel to pass through so it could be flattened and hung. The scroll was rolled and tied with a tag before it was all packaged inside kraft box with a matching label.

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The RSVP card was letterpress printed in green with a simple linked rings design. We laser cut walnut veneer for lining the RSVP envelope. A wooden laser etched coaster invited guests to both the rehearsal dinner and the morning after brunch.

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Thanks Emily and Dianna!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Fourth Year Studio

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Photos Credits: Julie Roberts

Kate + Cleon’s Romantic Rose Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Aaaah, rose gold – even in the smallest of doses, this beautiful metallic makes my heart go pitter patter. Combine rose gold foil with stunning calligraphy in a beautiful wedding invitation suite from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress? Absolute perfection!

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From Samantha and Whitney: This custom suite was designed for a sweet couple who were married by the sea in Blue Hill, Maine. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to reflect the romantic, textural, and elegant design that they had in mind for their fête.

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Romantic Rose Gold Wedding Invitations Gus and Ruby Letterpress Kate + Cleons Romantic Rose Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Each invitation was triple mounted on a variety of colored stocks in a neutral palette to give a dramatic layering effect and a luxurious weight to the piece. The invitation and insert pieces all featured classic typesetting letterpress printed in a warm grey ink and beautiful custom calligraphy done by Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl foil stamped in a romantic rose gold foil.

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A reply postcard featured a vintage topographical map of the venue location, further highlighting the lovely destination. All pieces were then wrapped in a hand-stitched, textural linen band with a layered, foil-stamped tag and coils of super-fine paper thread.

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A soft-pink cotton envelope liner foil stamped with Kate and Cleon’s names added yet another pop of color and shine. The pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.

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Day of pieces included programs printed on double-thick cotton featuring rose-gold foil edging, a welcome bag note showcasing a custom map detailing fun area activities for guests, favor tags, custom koozies, and so much more!

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Thanks so much Sam and Whit!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl

Gus & Ruby Letterpress is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress